Rhys Breen has joined Dunfermline Athletic on a permanent basis from Rangers as the defender swaps Ibrox for East End Park.

The centre-back has joined the cinch Championship club from Rangers on a two-year deal ahead of Dunfermline’s league opener against Greenock Morton on Saturday. Breen was on loan in America at Orange County from Ibrox but returns to Scotland early for the beginning of his Dunfermline spell.

Partick Thistle vs BSC Glasgow Pre-Season Friendly Match

Breen has left Ibrox. (Photo by Mark Scates/SNS Group via Getty Images)

A statement reads: “Rhys Breen joins Dunfermline from Rangers where he came up through their academy. While 19 years of age Rhys made six appearances for Rangers U20s in the Challenge Cup and last season went out on loan firstly to Partick Thistle and then to Queen of the South.

“At Queens he made 16 starts including two against Dunfermline, and played the full 90 minutes in 15 of those appearances.

“Rhys went out on loan to Orange County in California in May 2021 and played against Sacramento FC, LA Galaxy II, Oakland Roots and San Diego Loyal.”

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